Granny Dan

Granny Dan Danielle Steel
  • Title: Granny Dan
  • Author: Danielle Steel
  • ISBN: 9780553479317
  • Page: 381
  • Format: Audio Cassette
  • Granny Dan Danielle Steel Granny Dan For over a decade young Danina Petroskova has known no life but that of the ballet and her mentor Madame Markova When a deathly illness steals her from the stage the young dancer is inconsolable an
    For over a decade, young Danina Petroskova has known no life but that of the ballet and her mentor Madame Markova When a deathly illness steals her from the stage, the young dancer is inconsolable, and, desperate to speed her recovery, Madame Markova agrees to hand Danina over to the talented Dr Nikolai Obrajensky for treatment Convalescing with the Romanovs at the TsarFor over a decade, young Danina Petroskova has known no life but that of the ballet and her mentor Madame Markova When a deathly illness steals her from the stage, the young dancer is inconsolable, and, desperate to speed her recovery, Madame Markova agrees to hand Danina over to the talented Dr Nikolai Obrajensky for treatment Convalescing with the Romanovs at the Tsarskoe Selo palace, Danina learns to live in and love the world beyond the ballet And while grateful for Nikolai s companionship, she is startled by the intense emotions growing inside her for the married doctor Drawn to Danina, Nikolai cannot ignore the passion between them either, and the strength of their love quickly overpowers their resistance Soon Madame Markova and Nikolai s wife remind them of their previous obligations, and as the Revolution hovers on the horizon, the two must make a decision that will change their lives forever As if a romance set in the twilight years of czarist Russia doesn t have enough intrinsic pathos, Danielle Steel takes great care to give her hero and heroine the bittersweet combination of incomparable virtue and external duties When the young prima ballerina and the married doctor meet, they are drawn to the corresponding sense of integrity and duty in each other However, when love and duty conflict, the struggle is never easy Maestro Steel knows where the heartstrings are, and she plays them with her reliable talents While students of history may cringe at the simplified approach to the historical period, readers just looking for a good time have found it With the tough but loving mother figure, the ill but lovable Prince Alexander, the borrowed ball gowns, and the emotional grand jet , this book has everything a TV movie needs except a small, cuddly pet Put your feet up, set aside your spoilsport logic, and enjoy this novel for what it is a classic romance Nancy R.E O Brien
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    About Danielle Steel


    1. Since 1981, Ms Steel has been a permanent fixture on the New York Times hardcover and paperback bestseller lists In 1989, she was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for having at least one of her books on the Times bestseller list for 381 consecutive weeks But Guinness was premature The fact is that one or of Ms Steel s novels have been on the New York Times bestseller list for over 390 consecutive weeks Twenty one of Ms Steel s novels have been adapted for television, each earning high ratings and critical acclaim, including two Golden Globe nominations for JEWELS, a four hour mini series that starred Anthony Andrews In addition, Ms Steel is the author of the Max and Martha series of books for young readers They are ten illustrated storybooks written to comfort the young as they face problems, such as a new stepfather, new baby, new school, loss of a grandparent, and other crucial dilemmas in a child s life She has also written the Freddie books, four of them, about real life situations in children s lives, like a visit to the doctor and the first night away from home Ms Steel has also written nonfiction, HIS BRIGHT LIGHT, about the life and death of her son Nicholas Traina, released by Delacorte Press in September 1998 and immediately jumped to the New York Times Non Fiction bestseller list and Having a Baby She has also written a book of poetry entitled LOVE POEMS BY DANIELLE STEEL In 2002, Ms Steel was decorated by the French government as an Officier of the distinguished Order of Arts and Letters, for her lifetime contribution to world culture She was awarded the second highest rank of the Order Ms Steel also has a passionate interest in emerging contemporary artists She has had an art gallery for several years, and and continues to sponsor and organize free lance art shows and events to show the work of emerging and mid career artists She has a degree in design herself In addition to her writing, Ms Steel has varied philanthropic interests She founded and runs two foundations, one named in honor of her late son, The Nick Traina Foundation, which funds organizations involved in mental illness and child abuse The second was established to assist the homeless She has won numerous awards for her personal work with mentally ill adolescents and children Ms Steel maintains a passionate interest in the welfare and well being of children, particularly those in jeopardy She has raised nine children of her own And they continue to keep her busy, as she juggles writing and family Her family is her first priority, despite her many interests From an education in New York and Europe to a professional background in public relations and advertising, and teaching, Ms Steel moved on quickly to her literary career and has been hard at work writing ever since She wrote her first book at nineteen Often, she works on five books at a time researching one storyline, writing another, and editing the third Still, she often spends two to three years researching and developing a single project In the heat of a first draft, it is not uncommon for her to spend eighteen to twenty hours a day glued to her 1946 Olympia manual typewriter Family, children, and young people are the central focus of her life, and her passion, which frequently shows in her writing She deals with the themes that touch on the most pressing issues of real life, which makes her books universal, and touch so many people She is fascinated by the pressing life situations that affect us all, how people handle them and are often transformed as a result And her novels have explored subjects such as kidnapping, incest, mental illness, suicide, death, divorce, adoption, marriage, loss, cancer, war, among others She also frequently writes about historical themes, shedding new light on familiar historical events with meticulously accurate research Despite her varied interests and activities,


    165 Comments


    1. an amazing,easy and enjoyable book to read paperback

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    2. This is the only Danielle Steel book I ve read and it s doubtful I ll be reading others I m probably the only reviewer who thought this book was terrible Besides that the storyline was nothing short of gag inducing, there were so many run on sentences it didn t even seem like the book had been edited It was supremely awful.

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    3. Nisam ljubitelj knjiga Danijele ali u ovoj sam u ivala Tema je sve ono o emu volim da itam 1902 godina, Sankt Petersburg, balet, Rusija, roman o aroliji istorije, neo ekivane promjene u ivotu, zaboravljena pri a o mladosti i ljepoti, ljubavi i snovima.

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    4. She was known as Granny Dan to her adored granddaughter, the one who loved to go skating with her and play, but when she passed away this granddaughter realized she knew nothing about her life Then she received a call from the nursing home where she lived the last year of her life, telling her that a box remained in the back of Granny Dan s closet Inside the box was a worn pair of toe shoes, a Russian program to a ballet, a gold locket, and many letters written in Russian She decides to have the [...]

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    5. I ll start off with the positives the storyline kept my attention enough for me to finish the novels I liked the epilogue That about sums up my positives.I have a very, very hard time liking a novel where adultery is justified if you ve read my past book reviews you ll notice a pattern concerning that topic Even if the book is fantastic, when the author tries to convince the reader that the character s love affair was okay becausech such s a dealbreaker for me.Having lost my own Grandma very rec [...]

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    6. I read this book when I was fourteen It was the first Danielle Steel book I saw in my life and Degas painting I had a lot of attention So after much insisting my mother finally bought it I never thought at that time that I would meet a beautiful story about ballet, nostalgia and imperial Russia of the last tsars.Although it s in the first person by a witness narrator, it makes clear that the story is about her grandmother, or as she knew, Granny Dan an eccentric woman who cooked biscuits on skat [...]

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    7. I have only read one Danielle Steel book before, and that was Happy Birthday I was mega impressed by it, so when my friend Sara gave me a copy of Granny Dan I was eager to read it And although it wasn t as memorable or lasting to me as Happy Birthday was, I will admit I was entertained the entire book and read it in two sittings It was a page turner, but I didn t find anything super unique about the story I almost feel like there should have been half a book of the story.We are taken to turn of [...]

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    8. I guess we all know that Danielle Steel is not one of the best authors around, a lot of her books are very cheesy, not very original and predictable, but she also wrote a few nice ones This is not one of my favorites, but it s a nice and easy read and I like ballerinas and a good love story My actual rating is 3,5 stars.After Danina s death her grand daughter discovers that her grand mother was once a very talented young ballet dancer who fell in love with the much older and married Nicolaj who [...]

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    9. I ve only read a few Danielle Steel novels but so far they have all been about same 1 A great forbidden love check2 The couple must make a long journey in order to be together check3 They will be staying with a relative of the male love interest check4 view spoiler The male love interest dies and never makes the journey hide spoiler check5 view spoiler The female marries said relative and lives a contented life hide spoiler checkSo though this was a decent book and Ms Steel is a great writer she [...]

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    10. Sou grande apreciadora dos livros de Danielle Steel e apesar de este n o ser um dos meus favoritos, gostei bastante Trata se de um romance um tanto dram tico, que aborda o fascinante mundo do ballet tendo como pano de fundo a R ssia czarista em in cios do s culo XX Apreciei imenso as refer ncias hist ricas e o meu interesse foi aumentando ao longo do livro, pois estava ansiosa por saber como iria acabar a hist ria da protagonista, Danina Petroskova

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    11. This will be the last Danielle Steele book I ever intend to read She s so one dimensional There s so much she could do with her plot and characters and she wastes all of it on trite writing.

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    12. Very sentimental book.My 2 passions entertwined, ballet and Historical fiction I see that some people think that Danielle Steel is corny world of Violence and crime and hate corny is a relief Loved it

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    13. Entertaining and very easy enough to start and finish it on a three hour plane journey Wouldn t necessarily recommend it to anybody as I found it quite repeating I did fall in love with the main character though and her life story, which this book was all about.

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    14. T rt net egy a k nyv jelen ben meghalt nagymam r l, pontosabban a fiatalkor r l A hal la ut n az unok ja kez be akad egy doboz, benne r gi eml kekkel, egy balettcip vel, egy titokzatos f rfi k p t tartalmaz med llal, s megannyi lev llel A m lt felt r sa sor n el nk t rul az egykori Oroszorsz g s az akkor nnepelt primabalerina lete, megannyi sorsford t pillanattal A f h s k szimpatikusak voltak b r Danin nak volt egy olyan d nt se, amivel nem rtettem egyet A c ri csal d tagjai is mindannyian kedv [...]

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    15. Coba kau tengok nenek atau kakek mu, mungkin selama ini kau hanya menganggap nya tua, bersamanya merasa nyaman, dapat diandalkan dan seperti itulah dia Namun setelah kau gali lagi, ia punya rahasia besar di masa lalu nya, masa mudanya Ia menyimpan rahasia hidup nya rapat rapat, dan setelah ia tiada, rahasia nya ia bagikan kepadamu Lalu kau akan terperanjat karena selama ini, kehidupannya tidak lah seperti yang kau kira Well, Ceritanya bagus banget Granny Dan, selama ini ia dikenal keluarganya se [...]

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    16. A great read As always, Danielle Steel does a fantastic job bringing the reader into the story and I actually finished this book in less than a day I couldn t put it down, it was such a riveting, dramatic, real life story that really puts into focus the lives that our grandparents may have lead As Steel wrote, its easy for young people to view our elders as just old people it never occurs to us that they were once young too Granny Dan was a colorful, beautiful, complex and heartbreaking story of [...]

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    17. I very much enjoyed the historical portions Before reading Granny Dan I re read Zoya my favorite Danielle Steel with ballet and Romanovs and now I can feel the great love of the ballet as a child rekindling.There are unfortunately points where you stop and say to yourself This is a really hokey love story And it is, but I continued to read it anyway FYI Audiot so great The narrator is male, which bothers me because I m supposedly seeing this story through the eyes of a girl woman Plus he doesn t [...]

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    18. I really liked this book The story makes you realize that the different people in your life do or did have a different life outside of the one you share with them Maybe we should take the time to ask questions of these people so that maybe we could find the person they are outside their relationship with us We amy be surprised I wish that I had asked questions of my grandparents.

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    19. Ritka gyenge karakter br zol sok, annyira, hogy karaktereknek nevezni tal n t lz s is, ink bb sablonok Egyszer t rt netvezet s, egyszer nyelvezet rdekes, hogy Danielle Steelnek vannak j , fordulatos reg nyei rdekes h s kkel, s vannak ehhez hasonl j val gyeng bb m vei is.M g rajong knak sem aj nlom, m soknak ahogy nekem is id pazarl s.

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    20. Danielle Steel cannot write While she sometimes has good storylines, her superficial and hackneyed storytelling manner is akin to an average person summarizing a book rather than an author actually writing one Her ongoing popularity astounds me.

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    21. Excellent book but it reminded me of Zoya a little This again was beautiful written and made my imagination run wild Not many others can make you visualise what your are reading but steel can do this A recommended read.

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    22. I really enjoyed this book like never before, totally my favorite book from Danielle I loved loved loved it It made big influence to me.I hope it somedays make into a movie 3

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    23. I found the story interesting but the writing horrible She just repeats everything and only writes platitudes.

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    24. Uma hist ria de amor e drama Um olhar sobre a R ssia imperial e os sacrif cios sobre uma paix o maior, o ballet

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    25. This is my favorite book I can just read or listen to it again and again It is a wonderful story

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    26. The introduction chapter was beautiful I think the experience of failing to see an old person as anything but old, failing to see that spark of who they once were, is very common I related to that narrator s experience and I was excited to learn about how Danina differed from Granny Dan The first few chapters were beautiful too Steel paints a beautiful image of Russia and of the ballet Danina s family is charming Young Danina is charming I enjoyed spending time with these characters and their id [...]

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    27. Sar dato dall a che provo per la danza che questo libro mi ha rubato il cuore.La lettura del libro era diventato un dei miei momenti preferiti durante la giornata.Amo le storia d a all antica, in paesi con tradizioni diverse dal mio di cui non ne so niente.Quella rigidezza, discrezione , rispetto e quel modo di parlare che per noi adesso sembra quasi una storia di fantasiaBellissimo lo consiglierei a tutte le ragazze che amano la danza e credono nell a.

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    28. My mom sent this book to me with a note that my blind Granny loved it She requested that my mom read it to her three times and in fact requested it a 4th time before she passed away in October of last year How do you say no to that It is a bittersweet tale and if you have any background in Russian history or in Danielle Steel novels, tears will probably flow prior to the end of this novel.

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